It is recommended that a washer be moved only in an upright position. Moving the machine on its side can cause the tub to move out of alignment and may alter the machine's functionality.Know More
The inner and outer tubs can also bump against each other if the washing machine is moved on its side, which can lead to loose support pads and chipping of the tub.
After 1995, GE began shipping washing machine units with moving rods that kept the tub in place during any relocation. The rod must be removed in order to use the machine, but it can be saved and reused for future moves.Learn More
Standard washing machines use about 23 gallons of water on average, per load. Older models of washing machines use between 40 and 45 gallons of water. That is about 12,000 gallons of water each year for a family of four.Full Answer >
Regardless of whether they are powered by electricity or gas, dryers must have a tub that tumbles, a fan that blows air and a heat source. All dryers generate heat, either from an electric heating element or from a gas burner. Air from outside passes over this element or burner and travels into the drum where it permeates clothing and extracts moisture and lint.Full Answer >
To descale a washing machine, pour 1 cup of white vinegar into the drum, then let the empty washing machine run through one cycle with two rinses. Wipe the interior with a washcloth, then allow the machine to dry overnight.Full Answer >
Characteristics of the best high-capacity washers and dryers include quiet operation, good value for the price, speedy cycles and high-tech options such as touch screens and steam. Some high-end models also feature highly specialized cycles to take the guesswork out of laundry.Full Answer >